Thursday, April 30, 2009

Math, Dot2Dot Career Day

April 30,2009

Math, Dot2Dot Career Day

My name is Marijo and this is my reflection. I am a very generous about things, I love to play sports and listen to music and I love to act many people say that I am good at it. I can’t sing, but I know that I can rap and I love to do these activities. I am a very progressive person. People tell me that I like to see things progress and I think that they are right about that. I love to see change.

I read my renzulli article about me and what I read from it sounds like me. I love the fact of how it explained all of my acheevments and my dreams and what I love to do. I was not impressed with anything because well that is how I would describe my self. The things that I read about me is how I love to act and love music and play sports that sounds just like me and I love the way how I am just me. I think if some one reads it they would think you know wow, This kid is serious about her life and what she would love to do.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Profile Math class and Career Day

Marijo is a seventh grade student who has special interests and abilities in school. She described her grades as above average in math, above average in science, above average in reading, and above average in social studies. She seems to have several areas of interest. Her primary interest appears to be in performing arts. She really enjoys various types of performing arts, such as music, dance or drama and may enjoy performing or helping to direct, manage the stage, or design sets!

Marijo's second area of interest appears to be in foreign language, as she seems to want to learn another language, explore other cultures, and visit other countries.

Marijo's third area of interest appears to be in athletics. She seems to like physical activity and may be interested in learning about sports, nutrition, physical therapy, or sports medicine.

Marijo also has specific preferred instructional styles. Learning or instructional styles are the ways students like to learn and the strategies parents and teachers use to help them learn. Marijo has very clearly defined learning preferences. Her preferred instructional style is through independent study in a topic of choice. Although she does like working independently, Marijo may be interested in sharing some responsibilities for this project with a small group of other interested students. It may be necessary for her teachers or other adults to help her with this independent work, as the final work may result in an advanced product, such as an experiment, a video, a service, a technology product such as a powerpoint, or an oral presentation. Her second choice of learning style is technology that helps her to learn by using various interactive multi-media devices and Internet content. Marijo also enjoys discussions that happen when two or more students talk with their teacher or in small groups about issues and topics by discussing facts and opinions and discussing them.

Marijo also has a preferred product style. That is, she has certain kinds of products that she likes to complete. Her first product choice is musical. She enjoys listening, playing, and/or thinking about various forms of music. Her second choice of product style is dramatic. She enjoys participating in theatrical performances, such as acting and role-playing. Marijo's third choice of product style is audio-visual/display. She enjoys organizing attractive arrangements of objects, and/or likes to work on displaying information on boards or posters. She also may enjoy organizing materials and designing diagrams to visually display information.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Being What You Are

Marijo Alves
April 27.2009

Am I wrong for being me I am I wrong for being black. Today in class we were asked... well, we was asked if we have ever experienced RACISM. My answer had to be no. But have I have ever experienced prejudice yes I have because once in fifth grade I have been sitting in my class room and well I knew a boy named Kymani he was being Prejudice he was black and told me that he does not like black people. I was angry but I wouldn't do anything about it because it is funny tht someone says that. I feel like I have over come a lot of things ever since that day happen.

I the book monster in the trial with Steve was not fair because he is black and young... so of course he is in trouble and up for being killed or staying in jail for life.

Calgary , Alberta Canada

Marijo Alves
April 27,2009

I am going to Calgary , Alberta Canada. I am going to get there by a plane. I will spend 5 days and it will take 4 hrs 40 mins. They speak English and French. I am going to my brothers in laws house. 1 Canadian dollar = 0.990589 U.S. dollars. I AM GOING TO STAY TO MY BROTHER IN LAWS HOUSE. I am going to see my family go shopping and play play in the wrestling ring. What reservations do you need to make for these places? None it is family.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Name Calling!

Marijo Alves
April 24,2009

I think that people should not call people names because it causes people to think bad about them selves. But I do think that it was some of his friends because he did not pick his friends wisely. If he had more sense to not be there then I think he would of made it alive.

When you call people named it affects them and makes them feel wrong about them selves. I know sometimes people might get annoying and get you angry but people bully because they might be living a bad life or feel bad about them selves.

I over stand that a lot of people yes a lot of people take suicide on them selves. Then when they die the person that was teasing them now feels sorry for them and wish it can be undone. So here is my advice think be for you acted because it is not good to talk about people or call them names. CHOOSE YOU FRIENDS WISELY AND DON'T TEASE ANY ONE; DON'T SAY THINGS WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO END UP APOLOGISING.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

social studies

Aim: How do we complete a DBQ on the problem of the Declaration of Independence to understand its purpose?

Do Now: Answer the following multiple choice question:
Which fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
The government should guarantee every citizen economic security. X
The central government and state governments should have equal power. X
If the government denies its people certain basic rights, that government can be overthrown. Y
Rulers derive their right to govern from God and are therefore bound to govern in the nation’s best interest X

What is a primary source? Something that was written when the event occurred.

Why is it important? Helps us understand the point of the points of views of people then

DBQ's on the Declaration of Independence:

Who wrote it? Thomas Jefferson

When was it "adopted"? July 4, 1776

Why did they write it? To list reasons why the colonist should be independent from England

What is the reason for it now? Moral documents for the rights of people.

What is a preamble? The aim or directions of the document.

1. Read the questions.
2. Read the text.
3. Answer the questions.

Introduction to the Declaration of Independence:

"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

What is the title? Declaration of Independence

When was it written? 1776

For what audience was the document written? King George III

Based on this document, what do the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle" people to? A separating and equal station

According to this document, why should people declare why they are separating?

Why would it be necessary to "dissolve the political bands" which connect people? Wars, taxes no respect breaking humans rights.

Directions: Complete this DBQ by reading the text and answering the questions.

Preamble to the Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

What is the title? Preamble to the Declaration of Independence

When was it written? 1776

For what audience was the document written? Liberty

Based on this document, list the three "unalienable Rights" guaranteed to people. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

According to this document, why are governments created and where do they get their power? They got there power from safty and happinest.

Based on this document, state what people are allowed to do "whenever any Form of government becomes destructive" of these ends.

Monday, April 6, 2009


The games was so fun it really was testing my skills on poetry. I like to challenge my self. The games was really fun. My partner was Teresa and Me and her became a billionaire. I had a lot of fun today in class.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Aim: How do we solve proportions by using cross products?

In class I have been learning about proportions to find the answer we had to cross multiply. That way was better and not that confusing, Cross multiplying is easier for me because it makes tings more organized and easier for you to solve.

2 x
-- = ---
3 12 ; 2x = 36; x = 18.

There is a lot of things wrong with this. First of all the problem is disorganized. First she needs to cross multiply. 12 x 2= 24 so your problem should now look like this. 3x = 24 no you do inverse operation instead of multiplying you do the opposite divide. 24/3 equals 8 so x equals 8.

If you don't understand here is another problem for you.

6:45 and 2:15 are ratios but you can make them into fractions.

6 2
--- = ---
45 15

now we are going to find out weather this is proportional or not.

First you have to cross multiply. 15 x 6 =90
45 x 2 = 90 theses are equal, So yes these ratios are proportional.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Today is class we learned about hyperbole it was fun. Hyperbole is exaggeration.

"Your dog is so old the devil said I don't have any space for her,
Your dog is so ugly god wanted his time back."

People use it to make things sound funny and they just over exaggerate. Everyday people use it like his feet is as big as a boat you know. I have learned these Metaphor
Figurative Language

But lets not forget about hyperbole and how fun it might be. My favorite is all I can say.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Today in class I learned about idoms it is a type of phrase you say for example an eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth it does not means that you are looking at someones eye and another eye and touching a tooth and another tooth. It was kind of fun but I think I already knew that our phrases were real I mean I was not born yesterday.